Interning with a professional services firm from a non-business background

By Adam Trundle, Corporate Finance & Tax Rotation Intern, Deloitte When I applied for the summer internship in Deloitte, I wasn’t really sure if it was going to be for me. I am studying Maths and Music in Maynooth University, so my background in business is pretty much zero! To be honest I only applied at all because Deloitte were placed so highly in the gradireland … Continue reading Interning with a professional services firm from a non-business background

‘It’s all about the team.’ Hear from a leader both on and off the field.

Working in audit with Deloitte, and captaining the Cork Ladies Football Team, Ciara O’Sullivan talks about balancing your work with your passion. When did you start playing football and how did you end up on the Cork team? I started playing football with my club Mourneabbey when I was under 8 and when I was 11 I went for Cork under 14 trials. I was … Continue reading ‘It’s all about the team.’ Hear from a leader both on and off the field.

Five steps to make your LinkedIn profile shine

Having your CV and LinkedIn profile matching up, and displaying your skills and experience in the best possible fashion, is one sure way of standing out to recruiters. HR teams use the social media platform on a daily basis, so make sure your profile  is an all-star, helping you stand out from the crowd. These five steps can help you on your way. 1: What … Continue reading Five steps to make your LinkedIn profile shine

Meet an Assistant Trader Intern with SIG

Caitríona Lonergan is a third year Actuarial and Financial Studies student in UCD who spent her summer participating in the 10-week Assistant Trader Internship with Susquehanna International Group (SIG). We caught up with Caitríona to find out what working in SIG is really like. How did you find out about SIG? SIG sponsors the Actuarial Society in UCD, which I am a member of, so … Continue reading Meet an Assistant Trader Intern with SIG

My career in finance with Crowe Horwath

Trainee chartered accountant Jamie Ashworth gives us insight into his choice to pursue a career in finance with Crowe Horwath Could you provide us with a summary of how you became interested in a career in the financial sector? The financial sector represents the heartbeat of business and commerce worldwide. I have always had an aptitude for numbers and accountancy in particular so the financial … Continue reading My career in finance with Crowe Horwath

My graduate career with Lidl

Lidl’s approach to the training and development of graduates is training from the ground up and it is this approach which has led to my successful career in Lidl. At the beginning my programme I received a detailed training plan which outlined what the next 18 months were going to look like for me. Graduates start as store assistants and progress through every level in … Continue reading My graduate career with Lidl

A career in the travel retail industry

My name is Róisín. I am a Graduate Process Improvement Executive at ARI (Aer Rianta International), part of the daa group. I studied Global Business and Spanish at DCU. As part of the course I spent two years studying and working in Spain and carried out two internships during the four years. I am passionate about working in a global, dynamic and innovative environment so … Continue reading A career in the travel retail industry

My graduate experience with PwC

Following my penultimate year on Erasmus, I decided to undertake an internship in order to help to choose my future career path. From the first contact I had with PwC (heading into a phone interview from Belgium I didn’t know what to expect) the genuine friendliness and approachability of the people is what has always and continues to stand out. For me, the quality of … Continue reading My graduate experience with PwC

Debunking the geek myth – Women in IT

There is a long-standing belief that the IT industry is geeky, male dominated and hard to break into but these views are out-dated and do not reflect the exciting opportunities available in the sector. A recent study by the FDM Business Sustainability and Innovation team investigated what can be done to encourage more women into IT. As can be seen in the word clouds below … Continue reading Debunking the geek myth – Women in IT

Why Workday is a top workplace for new college graduates

In order to be a great company to work for, employees at all stages of their careers need to feel supported, challenged, and motivated. So it was especially meaningful for Workday to be ranked in the top 10 on the “50 Best Workplaces for New College Grads” list released yesterday by Fortune.com and Great Places to Work. Companies that made the list “excel in providing great employee … Continue reading Why Workday is a top workplace for new college graduates